Expert : Understanding the Path to Mastery
- Format: Hardback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 144 x 222 x 33mm | 468g
- Publication date: 27 Aug 2020
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Imprint: Viking
- Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- ISBN10: 0241392039
- ISBN13: 9780241392034
- Bestsellers rank: 303,585
* Paperback edition publishes 26 August 2021 *
'Roger Kneebone is a legend' Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters
'Fascinating and inspiring' Financial Times
'The pandemic has made the necessity of relying on experts evident to all . . . this is a rich exploration of lifelong learning' Guardian
What could a lacemaker have in common with vascular surgeons? A Savile Row tailor with molecular scientists? A fighter pilot with jazz musicians? At first glance, very little. But Roger Kneebone is the expert on experts, having spent a lifetime finding the connections.
In Expert, he combines his own experiences as a doctor with insights from extraordinary people and cutting-edge research to map out the path we're all following - from 'doing time' as an Apprentice, to developing your 'voice' and taking on responsibility as a Journeyman, to finally becoming a Master and passing on your skills. As Kneebone shows, although each outcome is different, the journey is always the same.
Whether you're developing a new career, studying a language, learning a musical instrument or simply becoming the person you want to be, this ground-breaking book reveals the path to mastery.